Easy-care office plants: Our top 10

Pflegeleichte Büropflanzen: Unsere Top 10 - FARBIO® - Nachhaltige Bio-Flüssigdünger aus Hamburg
Many people spend several hours a day in an open-plan office. Green plants can play an important role in creating a good indoor climate. But not every employee has the green thumb - that's why we present the top 10 easy-care office plants and explain everything important, such as fertilization for uncomplicated plant care. Our selection of plants is the perfect solution for anyone looking to create a calming and natural atmosphere with little effort.

1. Bow Hemp (Sansevieria) :

A robust plant, which becomes a real eye-catcher in the office thanks to its long, pointed leaves with a pattern. It is a desert plant and therefore requires little maintenance. The location doesn't really matter to her - she grows even in very little light! The plant is also called mother-in-law's tongue.

bow hemp

2. Yucca palm (Yucca elephantipes) :

If you decide to grow a yucca palm, make sure it is in a sunny spot with adequate light. So she likes to stand right by the window. It can also tolerate drought at times. With a little care, this tall office plant will make a beautiful addition to your workspace.

Yucca palm

3. Rubber tree (Ficus elastica) :

The popular office plant has large, glossy leaves that add a tropical feel to the environment while also being able to remove pollutants from the air. The rubber tree prefers bright, indirect light and moderate moisture in the substrate. The rubber tree is also a relatively hardy plant that is easy to care for and rarely attacked by pests. However, their leaves often collect dust, which you should wipe off regularly with a damp cloth.

rubber tree

4. Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum) :

The peace lily is also known under the name Scheidenblatt or Einblatt and is ideal for the office - elegant thanks to its white flowers, but still easy to care for and undemanding. It also has a good air-purifying effect! It needs a partially shaded location. It is one of those indoor plants that let you know when they need water: they let their leaves droop. After you water them, the leaves stand up again!

A leaf

5. Monstera ( Monstera deliciosa) :

The Monstera, also known as Monstera, is not just for plant experts! The plant with the large, shiny leaves can also be a real eye-catcher in your office. Often they only need a moss stick for tendrils. This type of plant has gained popularity because its leaves develop slits when they get enough sunlight. Partially shaded locations are ideal.


6. Spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum) :

If you want to bring more green into the office, then the spider plant is one of the best office plants. An air-purifying plant that is easy to care for and does well in hanging baskets. It grows low and bushy, has green leaves with white stripes.

spider plant

7. Schlumbergera (Christmas Cactus) :

The Christmas cactus requires little water and grows well indoors, including your office. This houseplant also blooms in winter, making it a real eye-catcher. The flowers can be white, orange or pink. Since it belongs to the cactus family, it can hardly get by with water and likes to be in a light to partially shaded location.

Christmas cactus

8. Ivy (Epipremnum aureum) :

Ivy is a fast-growing plant that thrives in a wide range of light conditions and survives even with infrequent watering. It is one of the office plants that can climb down from a cupboard. The plant is relatively cheap even with unusual variegations and is therefore one of the best plants for the office!


9. Dragon Tree (Dracaena marginata) :

The dragon tree improves the air in the room because it purifies the air. He filters Pollutants such as formaldehyde or benzene, creating a wonderful indoor climate. It is one of the classics of the large indoor plants and can sometimes survive weeks without water. This tropical office plant is often available with two stems in a pot. The leaves are narrow and patterned with different colors.

Palm tree

10. Golden Fruit Palm (Dypsis lutescens) :

The golden fruit palm is a robust and easy-care plant and therefore suitable for beginners. It has large fronds and can also serve as a privacy screen in the office, but definitely gives you a holiday feeling at work. It should not be too dark and the soil should never dry out completely and always be kept slightly moist. Like many plants, you should also protect this office plant from draughts!

golden fruit palm

Improve indoor climate with office plants

Houseplants convert carbon dioxide into oxygen - so they are good for the indoor climate and help you feel more comfortable and productive at work. Some plants can even filter pollutants such as formaldehyde, benzene or carbon monoxide.

The right location

Although the featured office plants are easy to care for and hardy, it's important to make sure they get enough light, water, and the occasional nutrient to encourage their growth and health. In general, plants should not be kept too moist, as this encourages rotting roots. However, longer periods of drought should be avoided. We therefore recommend spraying the leaves regularly to ensure sufficient humidity and watering plants from below. In addition, you can usually do nothing wrong with a bright location without direct sunlight.

supply green plants

Even with an undemanding office plant, regular fertilizing is essential for long-term health and growth, because fertilizer provides it with vital nutrients. Because of the continuous absorption of nutrients through the roots of a plant, these are eventually used up in the soil. Our FARBIO® organic fertilizer for green plants supports you in caring for your plants in the office! By supplying the most important nutrients, rapid growth is promoted and the development of lush green leaves and magnificent flowers is supported.